Here are the best St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Animals And pets.
Before we proceed to the St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Animals, let’s look at some of the questions people ask about St. Francis of Assisis.
Who is St. Francis?
St. Francis was born during the 12th century and lived in Italy. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor and the women’s Order of St. Clare for those who are unable to lead the life of an itinerant preacher. Francis is one of the most revered religious figures of all time.
His generosity to the poor and willingness to serve the lepers are some of his most enduring memories. He also has a fond memory for his love for nature and animals. He is the patron saint of the environment and animals in the Catholic Church.
What are the characteristics and traits of St Francis of Assisi?
His Spirit. Francis was one of the best troubadours in the 13th century. He was happy, he sang and he loved the natural world. He spoke to birds and animals like they were his best friends. He wrote about Brother Sun, Sister Moon in his “Canticle of Creatures”, also known as “Canticle of the Sun”.
Why is St Francis of Assisi important?
Francis is one of the most revered religious figures in Roman Catholic Catholic history. He was the founder of the Franciscan orders including the Poor Clares, and the lay Third Order. He is the patron saint of Italy along with St. Catherine of Siena. Patron saint of ecology, and patron saint of animals.
What did St Francis of Assisi have to say about animals?
“The heavens, the earth, and the sea are home to the animals God created. They play a role in human life. Therefore, we invoke God’s blessing for these animals. Overall creatures of the Earth.”
St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Animals
Below comes St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Animals
Saint Francis of Assisi, for Our Pets
Good St. Francis, you loved all of God’s creatures. To you, they were your brothers and sisters. Help us to follow your example of treating every living thing with kindness. St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals, watch over my pet and keep my companion safe and healthy. Amen.
Saint Francis of Assisi, for Sick Animals
Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you, Lord God, and holy is your name forever and ever. Amen
Saint Francis of Assisi, for Our Animal Friends
Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is a wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, a new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have.
(Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer).
Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures. From our souls to theirs goodness flows, touching each of us with the reflection of Your love. Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with us, and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures. Give him the power to watch over our animal friends until they are safely with You in eternity, where we someday hope to join them in giving You honor forever.
St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Blessing of Pets & Animals
Because of Francis’ love for animals, many people bring their pets to church to be blessed on St. Francis’ feast day. You can bless and pray for your pets at home. In your garden or backyard, you can offer a verbal blessing or sprinkle of holy water.
You can use the following Pet Blessings:
Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures.
You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air, and animals on the land.
You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters.
We ask you to bless this pet.
By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan.
May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.